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San Francisco Dons vs BYU Cougars Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

College basketball betting interest will be high on Thursday when the Cougars of BYU hit the hard court against the Dons of San Francisco.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The San Francisco Dons were listed as 2-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

BYU Cougars vs San Francisco Dons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 9-6 and 6-8 ATS San Francisco Dons will face the 12-3 BYU Cougars, who own a 5-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the San Francisco Dons are 7-7 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the BYU Cougars are 4-8.

The Dons - Cougars odds would favor the Dons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Francisco is rated No. 69 in the current Odds Shark poll, while BYU is at No. 71.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features San Francisco's No. 224-ranked scoring average of 69.6 PPG, against a BYU Cougars defense rated No. 53 and allowing 66.53 PPG. The San Francisco Dons FG% has averaged 40% to date this season, less than the BYU Cougars shooters have managed so far (47.75% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars wasted a 29-point performance from Yoeli Childs in losing to Saint Mary's-California 74-64 on Saturday at Marriott Center.

The battle between the Dons and Pilots didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Portland was handed a 84-61 defeat on Saturday at Chiles Center.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • BYU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • BYU is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing San Francisco
  • BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
  • San Francisco is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • San Francisco is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • San Francisco is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing BYU
  • San Francisco is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing BYU

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at Pacific, Saturday, January 6th
San Francisco at Pepperdine, Saturday, January 6th